Your guide to the Iowa State Fair free concerts
The Iowa State Fair is planning renovations to the Grandstand for 2018.
Susan Knapp amphitheater
Jason Brown (Aug. 10, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.): Country act who’s shared the stage with the likes of Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and more.
The Lacs (Aug. 10, 8 p.m.): Southern rock and rap duo with six released albums under its belt.
Waterloo Revival (Aug. 11, 8 p.m.): Up-and-coming Nashville country duo that cut its teeth while touring with Toby Keith.
Reverie Lane (Aug. 12, 8 p.m.): Country duo formed by Spencer Bartoletti and Presley Tucker, daughter of Tanya Tucker.
The Shadowboxers (Aug. 13, 8 p.m.): Soulful pop group hailing from Atlanta.
Brett Young (Aug. 14, 8 p.m.): Country act touring in support of his 2017 self-titled debut album.
Restless Heart (Aug. 15, 8 p.m.): Tenured country and soft-rock rock known for “When She Cries” and “A Tender Lie.”
Chris Lane (Aug. 16, 8 p.m.): Buzzworthy country act riding the wave of his single “Fix.”
Drake White and The Big Fire (Aug. 17, 8 p.m.): Country act appearing in support of 2016 Dot Records release “Spark.”
Carly Pearce (Aug. 18, 8 p.m.): A country artist named “one to watch” in 2017 by the Huffington Post and country music publication The Boot.
Country Gold (Aug. 19, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.): Leroy Van Dyke, Gary Morris and Rex Allen Jr. hitting the stage for an all-country performance.
LANco ( Aug. 20, 8 p.m.): Five-piece modern country pop act.
Anne and Bill Riley stage
Tonic Sol fa (Aug. 10 and 11, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.): A capella hailing from Iowa’s northern neighbor, Minnesota.
Queen Coronation (Aug. 12, 7 p.m.): The Iowa State Fair queen is crowned.
Ron Diamond (Aug. 13-17, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.): An alum of Walt Disney Productions, Diamond is a hypnotist and illusionist set to bring a “down-to-earth” style to his show.
Matt’s Family Jam (Aug. 18 and 19, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.): Originals and covers come during a performance from this family musical affair.
Zach Williams (Aug. 20, 8 p.m.): Arkansas-born Christian rock artist.
Bud Light stage
KIX (Aug. 10, 8 p.m.): Classic rock known for tracks “Atomic Bombs” and “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.”
Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri (Aug. 11, 8 p.m.): One-time frontman of the famed “Don’t Stop Believing” band performing solo.
Bang Tango (Aug. 12, 8 p.m.): A self-described funk-infused glam rock group.
Slaughter (Aug. 13, 8 p.m.): 1990s act known for the singles “Up All Night” and “Fly to the Angels.”
Hairball (Aug. 14 and 15, 8 p.m.): A classic rock tribute act known for visually and aurally covering the likes of Guns n’ Roses, Bon Jovi and more.
Nelson (Aug. 17, 8 p.m.): A group known for 1990s success behind the song “Can’t Live Without Your Love and Affection.”
Dokken (Aug. 18, 8 p.m.): American hard rock group that formed in 1978.
Saliva (Aug. 19, 8 p.m.): Grammy Award-nominated hard rock group known for early 2000s success behind the “Every Six Seconds” album.
Here Come the Mummies (Aug. 20, 8 p.m.): Funk band also known for appearing regularly at Des Moines’ Nitefall on the River concert series.
MidAmerican Energy stage
Merle Haggard’s Strangers (Aug. 10, 8 p.m.): Merle Haggard’s sons, Ben and Noel, performing after the 2016 death of the country legend.
Aug. 11: The Nadas (7 p.m. and 9 p.m.): Iowa-grown folk band and Iowa State Fair staple returns for two performances in one night.
Think Floyd USA (Aug. 12 and 13, 8 p.m.): A tribute to the acclaimed rock group Pink Floyd.
Casey Donahew Band (Aug. 14, 8 p.m.): Decade-tenured country act hailing from Texas.
Club Noveau (Aug. 15, 8 p.m.): R&B pop group that made its mainstream claim in the 1980s.
Jordan Fisher (Aug. 16, 8 p.m.): Up-and-coming pop artist performing in support of his self-titled, debut record.
Green River Ordinance (Aug. 17 and 18, 8 p.m.): A mixture of pop, rock, folk and country hailing from Texas.
Aug. 19: The Blue Band (7 p.m. and 9 p.m.): Iowa blues legends performing at the fair for what is booked as the last time.
Tiffany (Aug. 20, 8 p.m.): Singer and performer known for No. 1 charting single “I think We’re Alone Now.”